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This edition: 1938 - 1953

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New Black literary genres challenge the racial inequalities of mainstream America, and the idea of "Black is beautiful" emerges. 

1940 - Richard Wright, father of Black Protest fiction
1950 - Gwendolyn Brooks, first Black Pulitzer Prize recipient 
1953 - Ralph Ellison wins National Book Award
1953 - James Baldwin writes “Go Tell It on the Mountain”
 Host: Alphonse Keasley. (2014/U.S.)